LAST EDITED ON Jan-28-15 AT 10:44 PM (EST)
Well, the Draconis Combine has Japanese rank system, but before Theoadore Kurita pushed his reforms through, enlisted ranks were in English, after his reforms, they're Japanese.
The Capellan Confederation is even more confusing --- Before reforms,their ranks were in English. After they're all Chinese. Even more problematic, the Confederation's Warrior Houses have their own rank system (again, in Chinese), and the Death Commandos operate at one higher rank than the normal CCAF.
The Free Worlds Leave has regional differences in their ranks, depending on when and where the events take place. The Lyran Alliance (or Commonwealth) use German ranks, The Free Raslhague Republic uses Skandinavian ranks, and the Clans have their rank system, with a few variets depending on if the clan uses Nove Formations. The Federated sus have aded a rank or two, and then you have the Pepublic of the Sphere's rank structure.
They finally put out a rank structure for the now-defunct Rim World Republic, to go along with the other three major Periphacy powers. Throw in the SLDF, Comstar/Word of Blake, and other, minor powers and I spend a lot of time looking up ranks to make sure I'm using the right ones.
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African Firestorm, Outcast
Ops: Red Ice, Outcast Ops:
Watchlist, and Outcast
Ops: Shadow Government.
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